Model # BE318-2

Internet # 100047418

Store SKU # 247708

3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander

$39.00 /each



Model # BE318-2

Internet # 100047418

Store SKU # 247708

The Ryobi 3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander features a 5.3 Amp motor that delivers the power and performance to take on most jobs. It sands 700 fpm to get the job done fast. And, to keep the job site clean, the sander has a dust collection system with a removable bag.

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Belt width 
Product Depth (in.) 
13.62 in 
Product Height (in.) 
6.61 in 
Product Width (in.) 
7 in 
Amperage (amps) 
Belt length 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Belt Sander 
Cordless/ Corded 
Dust collection type 
Maximum speed (ft./min.) 
Minimum speed (ft./min.) 
Power Tool Features 
Lock On Switch,Two Hand Grips 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
6.78 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year Warranty. 


Cordless/ Corded: Corded
Brand: Ryobi
Price: $30 - $40
Review Rating: 3 & Up
Reconditioned: No
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 86 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Powerful, but dust collection issues. I'm used to an orbital sander so it took a bit to get used to how powerful this is in comparison. Very easy to change belts and handles well. I'm currently using it to refinish an old hardwood floor and it's fast and does a good job except the dust is not coming out the exhaust hole. I originally tried hooking it up to a shop vac and then tried the dust bag that came with the sander. The dust doesn't go into the bag but just blows out the front & back of the sander. I've had to stop every few minutes to vac up what was left on the floor. I see a few other reviews mention the same problem. If the dust collection system worked this would be an excellent sander. November 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job I purchased this sander last year to refinish a porch railing (8" wide by 50' flat maple) and a hardwood picnic table that badly needed fresh coats of spar urethane. Price was a major consideration, as many of the high-end belt sanders are close to 4x as expensive. The little Ryobi did an admirable job of removing several layers of old polyurethane quickly and with little effort. I'm not sure I'd recommend it for floor or deck sanding, but for smaller projects this sander works quite well. Pros: Powerful, easy to use, belt changes easily Cons: Collection bag does not attach securely and "leaks" dust, dust buildup around belt track, imprecise belt tracking adjustment. January 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works well It is easy to swap out the belts, it sands great. The only thing that is deceiving is the filter bag...this doesn't really do anything as far as I can tell. You will still have sawdust flying in the air. Aside from that its a great purchase! March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great sander for the price Can't beat the quality for the price on this sander. It's worked great for many home projects so far. My wife uses it with ease and it fits both our hands well. February 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by You get what you pay for Belt sander worked fine for awhile; reasonable power for the size and price. Motor burned out after about 3 months' occasional use, not reparable or returnable. If you have a major project or plan to use the tool a lot, I'd recommend investing in a higher-quality power tool. January 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cant be beat for the money ive own one for years bought a second for my son so he would stop borrowing mine for the money cant be beat January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ryobi 3X18 belt sander I purchased this sander to replace my 35+ year old Sears belt sander that finally decided to die mid-project a couple of weeks ago. Although it may not live as long as the old sears sander the fact that the price was about the same as I paid over $35 years ago (when gasoline was about $.40/gallon) and that it is MUCH easier to adjust and KEEP the belt adjusted, it is half the weight, and I think it runs faster all serve to make it a GREAT value. While the sanding track is the same size, the overall profile of the machine is smaller making it more versatile for close quarters, getting closer to edges, and less storage space needed. For the cost, it is a much better value than the great tool it replaced and I am very pleased with it. May 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by not for the beginner, but good sander... This sander has great power and the belt change system is easy, but the alignment system can take some tinkering before your ready to tear into your workpiece. This sander is fairly well balanced and has a good rpm to compensate for it's lacking variable speed. The sander would benefit greatly from variable speed to make it easier to control and help people not familiar with a belt sander, but for the price i suppose it shouldn't be expected. The dust collection works suprisingly well. No dust collection on any tool is dust-free, that being said, I've seen and used far worse dust collection then this tool. July 16, 2010
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